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Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Matrix Serum (2013 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Matrix Serum (2013 formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Matrix Serum (2013 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) SEED OIL (*)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (*)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (*)

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA (LINNAEUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA EXTRACT (*)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL (*)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL (*)

Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII OIL (*)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL (*)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL (*)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: MARIS SAL (*)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited
PAULLINIA CUPANA (GUARANA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAULLINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT (*)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS LEAF CELL CULTURE (*)

None

Fair

Limited

Fair

Fair

None

None

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (*), Glycerin (*), Ceteareth 6 Olivate (*), Propanediol (*), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (*), Squalane (*), Octyldodecanol (*), Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) (*), Hydrolyzed Manihot Esculenta Tuber Extract (*), Enteromorpha Compressa Extract (*), Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil (*), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (*), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (*), Pogostemon Cablin Oil (*), Boswellia Carterii Oil (*), Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (*), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil (*), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Seed Oil (*), Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil (*), Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil (*), Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (*), Isostearyl Isostearate (*), Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan (*), Maris Sal (*), Pearl Powder (*), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (*), Soluble Collagen (*), Plankton Extract (*), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (*), Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract (*), Rubus Idaeus Leaf Cell Culture (*), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (*), Acacia Senegal Gum (*), Niacinamide (*), Xanthan Gum (*), Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate (*), Inulin Lauryl Carbamate (*), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate (*), Tocopherol (*), Calcium Pantothenate, Maltodextrin (*), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20 (*), Pyridoxine HCl, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool (*), Citronellol (*), Limonene (*), Geraniol (*), Citral (*), Eugenol (*), Farnesol (*)

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